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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
Descriptions of physical sensations
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
Sensory language that involves sight
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
'Life is a journey.'
'She was having a Jonah day.'
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'

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